Intellectual property: Reforms to the Regulation of the Industrial Property Law.

Dear clients and friends:

On December 16th, 2016 a decree was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation in which various provisions of the Industrial Property Law Regulation (hereinafter “the Regulation”) were amended, added and repealed, which entered into force on the following day of its publication.


It is important to specify that the reforms and additions are intended to bring the provisions of the Regulations into line with the reforms previously made to the Industrial Property Law (hereinafter the “Law”) by Decree published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on June 1st, 2016. Accordingly, the provisions amended and added to the Regulation are as follows:


•To include the management of procedures through electronic means of communication, as one of the allowed forms to present and substantiate procedures of applications or promotions according to the Law and the Regulation.


To establish that the Industrial Property Gazette will be published electronically and to modify the periodicity with which its publications are made.


•To establish provisions related to the new trademark opposition system provided in the Law.


The Decree also establishes, in its transitory articles, that the General Director of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property must issue the Agreement establishing the general rules for the management of paperwork through electronic means of communication, which must be published no later than the month of February of this year.


In ASD we have a team of experts in the field of intellectual property, so if you require more information about the content of this provision, we invite you to contact us.


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